YouTuber Jake Paul won anew, taking a split decision win over mixed martial arts fighter Tyron Woodley in their eight three-round encounter held at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, Aug. 29.

Paul won after two judges had it 77-75 and 78-74 in favor of the YouTuber. A third judge had it 77-75 in favor of Woodley, something that Skip Bayless of The Undisputed questioned, apparently believing that Paul won the fight easily.

Despite being a neophyte boxer, there was no denying that the 24-year-old had an advantage since it was boxing. However, Paul did get rocked by a punch in the fourth round. But that was about it with Paul mostly landing shots one after the other until the final bell.

For most, the Paul vs. Woodley boxing match was a disgrace to the sport again. It is a line often heard each time the Paul brothers take the ring to face opponents. In the case of Jake Paul, it was another adversary who hardly carved a niche in boxing.

Hence, it is hardly surprising that critics have once again blasted the said event. But regardless, the fact remains that even if they deplore Jake Paul’s actions, most tune in to see it. The reactions alone back that claim.

UFC fighters such as Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor watched the fight and unsurprisingly took shots at Paul and Woodley. Diaz tweeted that both men “sucked” while “The Notorious” posted “salivating.”

“We’re on the path to a lot bigger fights, I’m salivating too because I’m just getting warmed up,” Paul told reporters at the post-fight press conference. “Conor McGregor has a lot more to focus on besides me right now.”

Looking ahead, word of a potential Paul vs. Woodley rematch is in the air. The YouTuber appears to be open to the idea for as long as the MMA fighter adheres to one requirement.

This has to do with a tattoo of the winner’s name placed on the body of the loser of the bout. It was Paul who proposed the bet.

“I told him, if he wants to get the tattoo, put it on his Instagram,” Paul said. “Permanent tattoo. Then maybe we’ll talk about it. But to be honest, I won convincingly. We’re gonna go back to the drawing board, but I think I proved a lot tonight.”

Tyron Woodley punches Jake Paul
Tyron Woodley punches Jake Paul in their cruiserweight bout during a Showtime pay-per-view event at Rocket Morgage Fieldhouse on August 29, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Getty Images | Jason Miller

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